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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 10, 2010 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Touring With The Dead

I'm also intrigued. I too toured and attended about 100 shows. To this day I can't imagine why I bothered.

It couldn't have been the music. Though I enjoyed most of those shows at the time, I cant bring myself to listen to more than maybe two or three of them now. With just a few exceptions, they truly sucked.

And it couldnt have been the parking lot scene. I was repulsed by that riff-raff at the time, and just thinking about standing in line with those unwashed masses who reeked of cannabis, patchouli and body odor is too much for me now.

I honestly wish I could get back all the time and money I wasted touring. What a senseless and counter-productive waste of time and money that was...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 10, 2010 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Touring With The Dead

So I presume the sucking was only detectable retrospectively and not immediately apparent to the junior Cliff who, oblivious of the looming distaste of his future self, somehow, naively, found himself enjoying the experience, the young fool.

Mr Hucker, you have morphed into a hard-nosed old cynic. I think it's why I've come to like you so much.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 10, 2010 5:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Touring With The Dead

"Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows."

David T. Wolf

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 10, 2010 6:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Touring With The Dead

Great quote, D. Certainly has the ring of truth about it.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Aug 11, 2010 10:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Touring With The Dead

"It couldn't have been the music. Though I enjoyed most of those shows at the time, I cant bring myself to listen to more than maybe two or three of them now. With just a few exceptions, they truly sucked."

You must have been one of those people who slept during shows. It always amazed me.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 12, 2010 6:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Touring With The Dead

I'm amazed too!

That so many heads can actually enjoy listening to those horrendous, mailed-in performances that Jer sleep-walked through in a Persian haze during the mid to late-eighties...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 12, 2010 7:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Touring With The Dead

So many of those shows were awful . That is true Cliff . But when your a babe and that's all you know , it imprints on you, like a chick to a hen . Emotionally it holds a place . Intellectually , as I said before , I would trade all my '87 - '95 for some late sixties . But that is only in my dreams . I have , shall we say , mixed feelings on seeing them so many times to the detriment to other aspects of my life . That is another story .


This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2010-08-12 14:07:58

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 12, 2010 7:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Touring With The Dead

I have sent you an email

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 10, 2010 7:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Touring With The Dead

You really are your own personal bizarre chapter in the story of the Dead.

This post was modified by ringolevio on 2010-08-11 02:45:01

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